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School holiday fines in England 'unfair', say parents

The number of parental fines in England for children's poor school attendance has risen sharply since the government ban on term-time holidays was introduced, BBC research suggests.

Almost 64,000 fines have been issued since the law changed in September 2013, a rise of about 70%, according to local authority data.

More than three-quarters of councils, 118, responded to a BBC survey.

Alex Forsyth spoke to a several parents about the cost of taking their children on holiday.

  • 08 Aug 2014
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